Walpole DEI Department &

METCO Program

The Annual MDA Educators' Conference is Back!

The METCO Directors' Association is hosting their 36th annual educators' conference, Dismantling Systemic Racism: Starting In Schools. This is the first conference since the pandemic started and MDA is excited to bring this event back in person! Join the many educators in and out of state who will come together to engage in workshops and dialogue about systemic racism and what we can do as educators to make our school communities a more inclusive & welcoming space!

Please visit the link metcodirectors.com/ to register!


**COVID protocols, including testing and/or vaccination requirements are enforced. Please see site for details**

There's a new department in town!

This school year we are excited to introduce the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Deparment to the Walpole community! Jesenia Castro, MSW has been appointed to be the district's new DEI Director in addition to her role as the METCO Director. From teachers, to familes, to law enforcement, Ms. Castro continues to meet with the many members that make up our Walpole community!

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for Walpole Public Schools is to demonstrate a high level of Cultural Proficiency as evidenced by active promotion of diversity in all aspects of instruction, learning, and participation, thus ensuring equity for all and full inclusion of members of the educational and greater community.

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METCO Links


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Heads Up Families!

Be on the lookout for information about Parent-Teacher Conferences from your school that's happening in the next couple of weeks. Each school has different dates & times and a different process to sign up for meetings, so check your emails and school newsletter for more info!

Upcoming event:

Addressing a Forgotten Crisis: School Segregation

Thursday, Nov. 18th from 4-5pm

(Virtual Event)

Following up on an article from last year about “the forgotten crisis” of segregation, Globe writer David Scharfenberg will moderates a conversation about what it would take to integrate the state's public schools (and whether we should even try). Milly and Swampscott alum Zoe Petty will speak about METCO specifically, alongside Wheelock professor Dr. Hardin Coleman and Needham activist Liam Kerr (Policy for Progress).

If you would like to attend, please register here.

Are you an educator looking to transform your practice?

Click here for our Anti-Racist resources